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Clopact 75 Tablet

Prescription Required
SALT COMPOSITION
Storage
Store at room temperature (10-30°C)

Introduction

Clopact 75 Tablet is an antiplatelet medicine or a blood thinner that helps to prevent the formation of harmful blood clots in your blood vessels. This helps to lower the chances of you getting a heart attack or stroke. It is a widely used medicine for heart protection.

Clopact 75 Tablet is prescribed to people at high risk of heart disease. This includes people with peripheral vascular disease (blood circulation problems due to narrowing of blood vessels), recent heart attack or stroke, irregular heartbeats, and those who have undergone certain heart procedures like stenting. It is also used in combination with some other medicines for the treatment of heart attack and some types of heart-related chest pain (unstable angina).

This medicine may be taken with or without food and should be taken at the same time each day. It is important to keep taking this medicine even if you feel well. If you stop taking this medicine, it may increase your chance of having a heart attack or stroke.

The most common side effect seen with this medicine is bleeding. This may be in the form of bruising, nose bleeds, blood in urine or stools (black-colored stools), or heavier periods than usual in women. If you cut or injure yourself, it may take longer than usual for the bleeding to stop. Such episodes of bleeding are usually mild and resolve on their own. However, you should consult your doctor straight away if the bleeding persists or worries you.

This medicine is not suitable for some people. Do not take it if you are bleeding from anywhere in the body such as a stomach ulcer or bleeding within the brain, or if you have severe liver problems. Before taking it, you should let your doctor know if you have ever had a problem with your blood not clotting properly or if you have recently had a serious injury or surgery. This medicine may need to be stopped temporarily before planned surgery or dental treatment. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should also consult their doctor before taking it.

Uses of Clopact Tablet

  • Prevention of heart attack and stroke

Benefits of Clopact Tablet

In Prevention of heart attack and stroke

Clopact 75 Tablet is an antiplatelet medicine, or blood thinner. It works by preventing cells called platelets from sticking together and helps to prevent your blood from clotting inside veins and arteries. This helps the blood flow freely around your body thereby preventing a heart attack or stroke (or deep vein thrombosis or pulmonary embolism). Take this medicine regularly and make appropriate lifestyle changes to achieve maximum benefits. It is often prescribed along with a low dose of aspirin which also helps to prevent blood from clotting.

Side effects of Clopact Tablet

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Clopact

  • Bleeding

How to use Clopact Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Clopact 75 Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Clopact Tablet works

Clopact 75 Tablet is an antiplatelet medication. It works by preventing platelets from sticking together, thereby decreasing the formation of harmful blood clots. This lowers the chance of heart attack or stroke.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
CAUTION
Caution is advised when consuming alcohol with Clopact 75 Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Clopact 75 Tablet is generally considered safe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effects to the developing baby; however, there are limited human studies.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Clopact 75 Tablet is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Driving
SAFE
Clopact 75 Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Clopact 75 Tablet in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Clopact 75 Tablet is safe to use in patients with liver disease. No dose adjustment of Clopact 75 Tablet is recommended.

What if you forget to take Clopact Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Clopact 75 Tablet, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

Alternate Brands

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Quick Tips

  • For best results, take it at the same time every day.
  • Clopact 75 Tablet increases your risk of bleeding. Be careful while shaving, using sharp objects, or cutting fingernails or toenails.
  • Do not discontinue using the medicine without consulting your doctor as this may increase your chances of having another heart attack or stroke.
  • If you are scheduled to undergo a surgery or dental treatment, you may be asked to stop taking Clopact 75 Tablet temporarily.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Alpha amino acid esters
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
BLOOD RELATED

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Clopact with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Hibor
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Bupro, Bupep, Bunocare
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Fragmin, Daltehep, Dalpin
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Celparin
SERIOUS

Patient Concerns

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Fast symbol of heart attack and stroke
Dr. Nabajit Talukdar
Cardiology
risk factors undue fatigue chest pain etc
Clotting in right leg.after trying tablet wefron2mg . Xerlton15mg is going on.but itching comes on full body. Itching not stopping.what may be reason for itching. Thodi sans bhi fulti he there ke
Dr. Pushkar Mani
Physician
kidney failure can be reason or heart attackconsult cardiologist and nephrologist
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FAQs

Q. What is Clopact 75 Tablet used for?

Clopact 75 Tablet is used to prevent formation of blood clots, thus reducing the risk of heart attacks or stroke. It facilitates smooth circulation of blood in the body by reducing the ability of the platelets to stick together, that could otherwise lead to formation of harmful clots in hardened blood vessels.

Q. Is Clopact 75 Tablet a blood thinner?

Yes, Clopact 75 Tablet is an antiplatelet medicine which is also known as a blood thinner. It makes your blood flow more easily through your blood vessels and prevents formation of harmful blood clots. This lowers your chances of heart attack or stroke.

Q. When should you take Clopact 75 Tablet?

You should take Clopact 75 Tablet exactly as prescribed by the doctor. You can take it with or without food, at any time of the day. However, it is important to take it regularly at the same time each day for best results. This will also help you to remember to take it daily.

Q. Does Clopact 75 Tablet affect blood pressure?

Yes, Clopact 75 Tablet may rarely cause a decrease in blood pressure as a side effect. However, this is very rare and does not affect everyone. Consult your doctor if you feel dizzy, lightheaded, weak or have a blurred vision. These are signs and symptoms of low blood pressure and therefore, you should contact your doctor immediately.

Q. Who should not take Clopact 75 Tablet?

Clopact 75 Tablet is not recommended for people who are allergic to it, have severe liver disease, have stomach ulcers, bleeding in the brain, or have a bleeding disorder known as hemophilia (disease in which blood does not clot normally). Additionally, avoid taking Clopact 75 Tablet if you are trying to get pregnant, already pregnant, or breastfeeding.

Q. Can I take alcohol with Clopact 75 Tablet?

Yes, you can take alcohol with Clopact 75 Tablet. However, excessive intake of alcohol should be avoided as it can irritate the inner lining of the stomach and this increases the risk of developing a stomach ulcer later.

Q. Can Omeprazole be taken along with Clopact 75 Tablet?

Omeprazole ( a proton pump inhibitor or PPI used to treat and prevent indigestion) may interfere with the working of Clopact 75 Tablet and reduce the effect of Clopact 75 Tablet. Your doctor may prescribe an alternate PPI like lansoprazole, if you suffer from indigestion or if they judge that it would be beneficial to you. You should let your doctor know about all the medicines that have been prescribed to you before starting Clopact 75 Tablet. Always consult your doctor before taking any medicine.

Q. What are the side effects of taking Clopact 75 Tablet?

The most common side effect of Clopact 75 Tablet is bleeding. This may lead to bruising on the skin, nosebleeds, blood in the urine or stools (black tarry stools), or heavier periods than usual in females. Rarely, bleeding may also occur in the head, eyes, lungs, or joints and may even be severe. In case you have a minor injury, such as a small cut while shaving, bleeding may take longer than usual to stop. Get emergency medical help if the bleeding is profuse, does not stop on it’s own, or bothers you. Other side effects of Clopact 75 Tablet that may be seen occasionally in some people include diarrhea, abdominal pain, indigestion or heartburn. Please consult your doctor if any of these side effects persist or worry you.

Q. What will happen if I stop taking Clopact 75 Tablet?

If you stop taking Clopact 75 Tablet suddenly, your chances of heart attack or stroke may increase. These conditions can be fatal. Do not stop taking it without talking to your doctor, otherwise your condition may worsen. Continue taking Clopact 75 Tablet for as long as prescribed by your doctor to get maximum benefit.

Q. How long does it take Clopact 75 Tablet to start working? How long do I need to take it?

Clopiogrel starts working within 2 hours of taking it. Continue taking it as long as your doctor has advised you. You may have to take it for a few weeks or months, or you may have to take it for the rest of your life.

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